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Erasing 76 Crimes blog: More than 4 million served

The Erasing 76 Crimes blog last week reached a milestone: More than 2.5 million individual readers have viewed the blog’s articles. Total article views: More than 4 million.

Traffic statistics for the Erasing 76 Crimes blog of last week.
Traffic statistics for the Erasing 76 Crimes blog as of last week.

As those figures keep rising, a more important figure is one that’s slowly falling: The number of nations with anti-gay laws has dropped from about 76 in 2012, when this blog was named and launched, to about 73 nations today.

As additional nations such as Botswana and Kenya consider overturning  their anti-homosexuality laws, this blog has adjusted the description of its focus. No longer is the blog described as focusing on “the human toll of 76 countries’ anti-gay laws.” Now the focus is “the human toll of 70+ countries’ anti-gay laws.”

We look forward to the day when the toll of homophobia is reduced to zero and there’s nothing left for this blog to write about.

These lists are some of the blog’s most popular articles:



Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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